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Our People, Our Stories

Stories from our people who are experiencing life changing opportunities through our work and services.

The price to play

6 May | 2016

Carla* sold all her furniture and then began stealing to ‘feed her kids’. Only her ‘kids’ were the pokie machines she had developed an addiction to, which she hated, but just could not break.

Jo Ghent

Really started living

5 May | 2016

When I first walked into The Salvation Army I was what you’d call a broken woman

Married at First Sight

30 Apr | 2016

As the controversial TV show Married at First Sight hits our screens, we look at a real life arranged marriage and ask, ‘who has got it right—them or us?’

The way back for Ken

24 Mar | 2016

Ken hit rock bottom as an alcoholic truck driver. But Jesus turned that around.

Dunedin E&E early childhood education graduates

Second chance for a bright future

22 Feb | 2016

A graduation and a school formal-style celebration in Dunedin at the end of last year encapsulates the work of E&E and the transformation it makes in people’s lives.

Oamaru's Kiwi hero

22 Feb | 2016

Helping people find a sense of belonging is at the heart of what Oamaru man Joseph Cropley does. It’s led him on a life of teaching and giving back, and to being called a ‘hero’ by the students whose lives he’s changed.

Stepping forward with Salvation Army chaplaincy

21 Jan | 2016

The Salvation Army is strengthening its resourcing for those serving as chaplains.

I see the Christ in you

15 Dec | 2015

Jessica and Ameet Londhe are packing their bags, getting ready to leave Booth College of Mission, which has been their home for two years.

Meeting need in Nepal

1 Dec | 2015

‘One of their phrases was, “Thank you for coming to our country and feeling our pain.” ’

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